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Impact of molecular absorption on the design of free space optical communications
Author(s): G. Artaud; B. Benammar; D. Jouglet; L. Canuet; J. Lacan

Paper Abstract

Free space optical communications systems have to deal with several impairments originating from the interaction of optical signals with the local environment and the atmosphere. These impairments include cloud blockage, aerosols scattering, molecules absorption and turbulence. In this paper, we focus on the impact of molecular absorption bands on the choice of uplink/downlink data wavelength division multiplexing grids (WDM) as well as uplink Pointing/Acquisition and Tracking (PAT) beacon wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111801F (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2535970
Show Author Affiliations
G. Artaud, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
B. Benammar, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
D. Jouglet, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
L. Canuet, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
J. Lacan, Univ. of Toulouse (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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